Alan Duncan

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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – too much bile, not enough style
The former Conservative minister spews out the vitriol in his diaries, but lacks the self-awareness and wit to write a great political memoir

Andrew Rawnsley

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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In the Thick of It by Alan Duncan review – Johnson is a ‘buffoon’, Gove a ‘freak’
The diaries of the former Tory minister dismiss the PM’s Brexit arguments as ‘puerile junk’, but Britain’s stagnant politics is the real target

Gaby Hinsliff

15, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Gavin Williamson is called 'sly schemer' by former Tory minister
Education secretary described as ‘venomous’ and ‘self-serving’ by Alan Duncan in newly released diary entries

Kevin Rawlinson

05, Apr, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Boris Johnson ‘a clown’ with no diplomacy skills, says ex-deputy in diaries
Ex-Foreign Office deputy Sir Alan Duncan says PM mistakes regular headlines for political power

Molly Blackall

03, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Grateful for support over Iran, Hunt wishes it had come a little sooner
Foreign secretary happy to accept accolades over Iran tanker seizure even if Tory leadership game is up

John Crace

22, Jul, 2019 @7:31 PM

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'Britain deserves better than Boris Johnson,' says new Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson - as it happened
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen

Andrew Sparrow

22, Jul, 2019 @4:56 PM

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Alan Duncan quit to test if Boris Johnson has confidence of MPs
Foreign Office minister says sought debate in parliament to consider merits of new PM

Peter Walker and Rowena Mason

22, Jul, 2019 @10:43 AM

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Boris Johnson claims he supports Kim Darroch amid Tory criticism
Conservative frontrunner said he rang former envoy as fellow MPs accuse him of a lack of leadership

Peter Walker and Kevin Rawlinson

11, Jul, 2019 @8:24 PM

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Outrage, astonishment and disgust: it's a Commons deplorathon
MPs like to have something to deplore, and as L’Affaire Darroch rolls on, they have lots of material

John Crace

11, Jul, 2019 @6:05 PM

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UK condemns Saudi Arabia over 'repulsive' mass executions
Foreign Office minister criticises country’s human rights after 37 people killed

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Apr, 2019 @6:32 PM

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Bank of England urged to give Juan Guaidó Venezuela's gold
Interim leader has asked UK to send £1.2bn reserves to him rather than Nicolás Maduro

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

28, Jan, 2019 @7:02 PM

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UK to pay £1m to Greek Cypriots over claims of human rights abuses
Out-of-court settlement with group is not an admission of liability, says British minister

Helena Smith in Athens

23, Jan, 2019 @6:25 PM

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